Bengal Beats the Big Mridanga
Jul03

Bengal Beats the Big Mridanga

by Madhava Smullen The Bengali BBT emerged in Mayapur in 1977 to humble beginnings. OnlyBhagavad Darshan, a monthly Bengali edition of Back to Godhead magazine, and several small booklets, gave any hint of what was to come. When Shyama-Rupa Dasa joined the team in 1984, things hadn’t gotten much grander. “In those days, the BBT offices were crammed into one room,” he says. “We also had a press with...

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Sastra Dana Newsletter – February 2008
Jul03

Sastra Dana Newsletter – February 2008

Vaisesika Prabhu distributes books Vaisesika:  The basis of book distribution is hearing and chanting and there’s no substitute for that.  People can come for a little while, may be interested and do the service, but the hearing and chanting in groups of devotees where there’s lots of discussion about the philosophy, that’s when devotees actually start to feel the inspiration to do it on their own. ...

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The Day the First Book Distributor Left
Jul03

The Day the First Book Distributor Left

By Pandava Vijaya dasa Although Srila Prabhupada wanted his disciples to be as eager to distribute Krsna consciousness literature as we was, no one of them knew how to do it. Distributing a magazine and asking for small donation was one thing-but a big hardbound book? When the entire shipment of “Teaching of Lord Caitanya” had arrived in New York in April of 1967. The devotees had hired a truck, picked up the books at the...

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Senses Out of Control, What to do…..
Jul03

Senses Out of Control, What to do…..

Hare Krsna, PAMHO, All glories to guru and Gauranga! I was attending my son's waterpark outing with his class in Vancouver Canada when I overheard one of the other mothers talking about how she couldn't stop eating some chocolate she had bought the day before. She said she was mad at herself because she had no self control. Later, by Krsna's arrangement she ended up in a chair beside me so I told her that I overhead her...

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Sastra Dana Newsletter – April 2008
Jul02

Sastra Dana Newsletter – April 2008

My name is Dharmasetu Dasa. I am a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. I joined in Boston in 1973 and I came here to San Diego in 1977 for a visit and never went back. I?ve served here at this temple in many different positions: Head Pujari, Temple President, Bhakta Director for about eight years. For the last ten years or more I?ve been working with Advaita Candra in Torchlight Publishing and his different business. I have a family, two...

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